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Last updated: July 30, 2020
There was a time when blending avocado in a smoothie was unfamiliar to me. Back then, I only consumed avocados in guacamole, in savory dishes, or for breakfast.
I wondered if avocado smoothies were just like those hipster fads that end up tasting not so great. But as it turns out, smoothies with avocado taste really nice, as long as you mix them up with the right ingredients and liquids.
Kids love them too, especially when cold and creamy, which makes them feel like they’re eating ice cream. What better way for them to get essential nutrients in!
In this article I am going to share with you 9 super tasty avocado smoothie recipes, perfect as a breakfast replacement or as a post workout refreshment drink.
9 Delicious and Nutritious Avocado Smoothies
I love avocados because they are packed with nutrients and healthy fats, and I enjoy their subtle and creamy flavor.
The below nine avocoado smoothie recipes really do preserve those flavors, mixed up with other potent flavors and nutrients.
1. Kale, Spinach and Avocado Green Smoothie
Let’s kick off this list of avocado smoothies with perhaps the most nutritious one. Kale and spinach are two of my favorite smoothie veggies, mainly because of their strong nutritional benefits.
Combining those two greens and mixing them up with avocado and various fruits results in an incredibly tasty and rich smoothie. Great fun for the whole family!
This kale, spinach and avocado green smoothie recipe has the perfect balance between vegetables and fruits, making it taste very refreshing and not too green.
I love drinking this in the morning as a powerful breakfast smoothie, or otherwise a few hours before dinner to fight that unavoidable 3pm afternoon energy crash.
- 50 grams (or 1 large cup) kale
- 50 grams baby spinach
- 1/2 avocado
- 8 strawberries (optional)
- 2 cups diced watermelon
- 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
- water + ice cubes
2. Avocado Seed Green Smoothie
Yes, you read that correctly. In this particular avocado smoothie recipe we are also going to include the seed. Yikes!
This avocado seed green smoothie recipe is not only nutritious, but also surprisingly tasty, with spinach leaves, mint leaves, strawberries and banana.
- 1 avocado
- 1 avocado seed
- 2 cups baby spinach leaves
- 1 large banana
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 2 mint leaves
- 1/2 lemon (or lime) (optional)
- 1 large cup water
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
3. Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
A smoothie recipe with avocado and dark chocolate, can it get any better than that? Dark chocolate and avocado work incredible well together in one smoothie, especially in the morning as a breakfast substitute.
Add some spinach, a banana, and some honey, and you will be drinking quite a nutritious smoothie that will give you lots of energy and nutrients to get the day started the right way!
- 1 whole avocado (pitted)
- 1 large banana (frozen or fresh)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder (or raw cacao)
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
- 1 large cup milk (or almond milk, non-dairy milk)
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
- 1/2 cup ice cubes (optional)
4. Simple Avocado Smoothie
Let’s continue this list of avocado smoothie recipes with the most straightforward one. I found this recipe very easy, and it contains the most basic ingredients.
This one works best for when I just want a refreshing and creamy smoothie with very little fuss and preparation. I would make this smoothie during busy mornings when I hardly have time to sit down and eat, and it will fill me up for a few hours.
To prepare yourself this delicious smoothie, simply put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. It is that simple. Love it.
You can find this simple avocado smoothie recipe over at Nutrition Stripped.
- 1 cup full fat canned organic coconut milk
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup ice
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- pinch of sea salt
5. Mango Avocado Smoothie
I love mangoes! They are sweet and tasty and bring that tropical vibe, especially when paired with other fruits like banana. Bring these fruits together, add some avocado, and you got yourself a creamy tropical delight.
I like this recipe because it also includes some suggestions for other things you can add to pack your smoothie with protein, fiber, and more nutrients.
This deliciously sweet smoothie is filled with tropical flavors that you can enjoy throughout the year, but even more so during the warmer summer months.
You can find this mango avocado smoothie recipe over at Meaningful Eats.
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1/2-1 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 almond milk (or water)
- 1/4 avocado
6. Pineapple Avocado Green Smoothie
Of course, nothing says tropical more than pineapple. This smoothie will bring you to that lovely beach in the tropics without leaving your house. This smoothie is also a surefire way of getting kids to have their greens.
The tangy-sweet pineapples balance well with the creamy avocado. Together, they perfectly mask the taste of spinach, and for those of us with finicky little eaters, this is a big deal.
You can find this pineapple avocado green smoothie recipe over at Natasha’s Kitchen.
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 medium ripe avocado (peeled and pitted)
- 2 cups spinach
- 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 1-2 tbsp honey or agave (or to taste)
7. Apple Mint Avocado Smoothie
Is the summer season making you feel hot or sweaty this year? This recipe can make you feel refreshed after some heavy lifting or after a tiring day.
Apples are another great way to boost your energy, so there’s no need to make a cup of the hot stuff when you can make this minty treat instead.
Honestly, I had no idea it would turn out so tasty, but this drink has totally got my full seal of approval!
You can find this apple mint avocado smoothie recipe over at Neil’s Healthy Meals.
- 1 green apple (peeled, cored and chopped)
- 1 ripe avocado (peeled, cored and chopped)
- 8 fresh mint leaves (chopped)
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 400 ml almond milk
8. Cucumber Avocado Smoothie
Who ever said that all smoothies have to taste sweet? Even people without a sweet tooth can enjoy smoothies with the right mix of healthy ingredients.
This cucumber avocado smoothie recipe is even better when you already have an appreciation for cucumber. It’s a guilt-free blend for when you want your taste buds to take a break from all those sweet drinks.
Try this smoothie when you need a great pick-me-up without the caffeine crash afterwards. Trust me when I say that it really works!
You can find this cucumber avocado smoothie recipe over at Renee Nicole’s Kitchen.
- 1 small avocado
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- juice of 1 lime
- pinch of pink himalayan salt
- 1/2 cup water
9. Avocado Strawberry Layered Smoothie
Here’s where making smoothies gets even more interesting. As its name suggests, this wholesome snack has colorful and beautiful layers that give off just the right amount of decadence and sweetness.
It feels great making something that looks interesting with its two pastel cream colors. The flavors are also amazing, as the avocado and strawberries complement each other when they melt together.
You can find this avocado strawberry layered smoothie recipe over at As Easy As Apple Pie.
Ingredients (strawberry part):
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 cup unthawed frozen strawberries
- 1 banana (frozen)
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Ingredients (avocado part):
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 1/2 cup chopped avocado
- 2 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/3 cup ice cubes
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Hopefully this list of healthy avocado smoothie recipes has motivated you to start preparing more smoothies with avocado as a core ingredient.
For fast and easy smoothies, freeze some fruits in advance. Put one or two servings in a freezer bag to have them ready at any time. Avocados can be frozen, too. Dice them up and make sure to get as much air out of the bag before sealing it up.
You can either freeze different fruits separately or put one recipe’s worth of fruits together in one bag.
If you’d like to add more recipes to your to-do list, make sure you check out the following smoothie recipe lists:
- Healthy almond milk smoothies
- Tasty green tea smoothie recipes
- Healthy chocolate smoothie recipes
- Smoothie recipes perfect for breakfast
- Nutritious smoothies with kale
- Smoothie recipes with a focus on protein
- Super delicious tropical smoothies
Enjoy, and keep blending!